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The Rorschach Test - How Mad Are You?

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RSWells
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0 posted 01-26-2005 07:00 PM       View Profile for RSWells   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSWells

I’d be surprised if there were many takers on this. Go to the link and either here or opening Microsoft Word (or other writing asset) describe as quickly as possible your impression (s) WITHOUT scrolling past the actual images themselves to the author’s words beneath each. I already know I’m nuts but strangely didn’t see all the sex so often associated with this test. (I’m reminded of the old skit where the comedienne, when asked by the shrink why he sees so many sexual images here replies “Hey, they’re your dirty pictures!”)  
http://www.deltabravo.net/custody/rorschach.htm  

I've made three for each but do as few or many as you like. But quickly!

Plate I

A moth eaten moth, its ice shelves chipping away
Cartoon siamese-twin dogs severing the bond
Last night’s pre-drunk dinner meets sidewalk

Plate II

Old comedy routine employing a fake mirror
The frustrated uncoupling of two chickens
The last two standing on a dwindled earth

Plate III

Medieval miscreant, post drawn and quartered
Bow tie civility, underhanded longings
What’s left after “good is oft interred with the bones”

Plate IV

Unavoidable sign that it’s time for that stomach staple
A thalidomide, elephantitis victim giving birth
The sidewalk has eyes and sees our hidden tails

Plate V

An over endowed female still trusting her antennae
A bi-sexual fairy mistaking a live wire for a perch
The Caspian Sea finally meets the Black Sea  

Plate VI

Poor Uncle Snuffy’s been grunting in there 2 days
The run over former fat man now flat man
A guy who wants to be anywhere but here

Plate VII

Ten little Indians, eight subtracted
Simultaneous coin tosses from a see saw
Aunt Minnie’s dinner view of Uncle Snuffy

Plate VIII

The frog I dissected in High School owns 2 horny dogs
Aloof mother and two demanding children
I recognize the ears on that Klansman

Plate IX

The scarab beetle buried with John Candy
Your long lost Furby waiting to embrace you
Silver punchbowl far too close to a smelter

Plate X

The Michael Jackson family coat of arms
Crabs devouring a beached fish carcass
A tattered teddy bear’s wishbone wants back in


Poets against the war is redundant
Alicat
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1 posted 01-26-2005 07:32 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

I: pair of ice skaters spinning

II: ducks playing patty-cake

III: female pelvic bone

IV: biker on harley with highway pegs

V: butterfly caught in mid-wingbeat

VI: starfish in slo-mo explosion

VII: mounted horns, possibly moose

VIII: scuttlebutt crab (horseshoe crab, finally remembered)

IX: teddy bear

X: angry Santa Claus with Naughty List

[This message has been edited by Alicat (01-26-2005 09:47 PM).]

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Plate 1

A country with four lakes

Plate 2

A man on small legs, pleading to God

Plate 3

Two women over a large kettle; two cats falling from the sky; two doves hovering over kettle.

Plate 4

A Grimms Brothers’ evil beast, with huge feet and a long thick tail.

Plate 5

A bat.

Plate 6

One of the cat cartoon characters, smooshed.  Probably Sylvester.

Plate 7

Cinderella’s two ugly sisters’ profiles

Plate 8

A soft-shelled crab, plated for supper.

Plate 9

A futuristic car with weapons attached

Plate 10

Evil…evil being, evil animal.  More of the evil being, surrounded in some type of fiery aura.

Aenimal
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3 posted 01-26-2005 11:45 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

not making light of this, this is actually what i saw..someone save me from myself? shrugs

i. two bees tearing apart an beetle

ii. two people simulatneously playing paddycake and giving eachother the rasberry

iii. a butterfly between two hermaphrodites holding a crab, two guitars float behind them

iv. er..a giant lying back with an enormous..er..

v. an angel, with horns/antennae, landing

vi. someone standing on a mountain top, or the earth itself as it explodes beneath them

vii. two thumbs up

viii. a samurai

ix. a throne of some sort

x. a bunch of strange things attacking two pigs tied to a stake
vlraynes
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4 posted 01-27-2005 01:01 AM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


Okay... if I wasn't convinced I was nuts before?.. I am now!... LOL

1.  a bat
    2 dancing bears
    a cat with 2 giant mice

2.  2 chickens playing patty cake (can't you tell a chicken from a duck, Ali?...grin)
    old hairy man with a leak in his head

3.  2 women standing over a caldron
    2 women fighting over a shirt
    2 women setting a butterfly free

4.  a monster with large claws
    a dragon

5.  a butterfly with a birth defect (overgrown wings)
    a little girl wearing a bunny hat and full length alligator gloves

6.  roadkill fox
    a bird in a nest at the top of the tallest tree in the jungle

7.  2 young angels fighting over a cloud
    2 bunnies argueing over who gets to hide the eggs
    2 little girls with ponytails on a trampoline

8. a meditating eagle
    2 cats climbing up opposite sides of a tree,

9.  a lumpy bag of stuff
    Gizmo (from Gremlins),

10.  3 Indians on horseback
     2 Indians dancing around a totem pole
     'Electricity Boy' zapping a couple of his victims

Told ya I was nuts...
serenity blaze
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5 posted 01-27-2005 01:28 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Plate 1

a four eyed she-wolf giving birth to twins through her ears

Plate II

a constipated shaggy dog

Plate III

Two ducks having lunch, with violinists playing atmosphere music

Plate IV

Oh my, now that's a three-legged giant on his back

Plate V

combo archetypes, a bird woman, morphing into other animals by the spread of wing

Plate VI

Fritz the Cat

Plate VII

Two thumbs up

Plate VIII

A Crab, partially unshelled


Plate IX

How the state of Louisiana would look if the Mississippi River didn't run through it, (the word "boot" is a hint)

Plate X

moshpit


OH well...laughing

ya'll KNEW I was nuts!

Alicat
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6 posted 01-27-2005 09:32 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Well, on the plus side, I'm saner than I thought. *cackles and falls over*
RSWells
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7 posted 01-27-2005 10:35 AM       View Profile for RSWells   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSWells

Actually, you all seem pretty sane to me (though I'm hardly qualified to judge) Maybe a mental health professional will wonder in here in anonymity and share their view.

On second thought at a hundred bucks an hour maybe not.

Poets against the war is redundant

serenity blaze
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8 posted 01-27-2005 11:54 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I'll have whatever Alicat is having--and bro, if you keep *cackling and falling over* we may have to duct tape you to your chair.

Midnitesun
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9 posted 01-27-2005 10:31 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

I must be too tired to be very creative with these, but honestly?  mostly I think whoever made up this test is the sick one. LOL.
#1 my old FOX halloween mask, with two sets of eyes LOL
#2 dancing chickens pat-a-caking, especially while listening to the Rolling Stones
#3 two strange figures, indecisive? male/female cooking veggie stew in a kettle
#4  frog road kill
or a cowboy on a bucking bronco LOL
#5 most likely a bat attempting to get aaway from this damn test
#6 cat splat, poor kitty!
#7 conjoined siamese twins before the big separation surgery
#8 animals climbing the Himalayas or Denali?
or maybe climbimng up the tree of life (Darwinian)?
#9 another animal hide
#10 swimming in someone's aquarium (while on on LSD) LOL. It sure looks like that to me, reminds me of swimming through some coral reefs....

OK, so maybe after I drink two glasses of wine I'll see something completely different...
or perhaps, they're coming to take me away, hey hey????
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10 posted 01-27-2005 10:46 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

OMG, I just read what each of you posted.
You ARE all nuts, you know that, don't you? I am the only sane one, these answers proved that beyond a doubt.   
Alicat
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11 posted 01-27-2005 10:51 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Odd thing is that I did that test completely sober with several cups of varnish stripping coffee in me.  What I do find amusing are the multiple patty-cake entries, most fowl.
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12 posted 01-27-2005 11:22 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

LOL, birds of a feather
well, you know...
poetically flocking around
littlewing
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13 posted 01-28-2005 08:45 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

ok, here is what I saw and from the Rorshach people, the ones in white suits with face masks on breathing the "good air":

1.  a batlike mask
2.  a bearded face in agony
3.  a crouching black widow, full of    
    venom, woman thing ready to strike
4.  a giant with two feet and sheesh K,
    and Raph, I said it was a tail.
5.  a butterfly
6.  a cat, Bill the cat, a runned over  
    Bill the cat, y'know the one that  
    says, "Ack."
7.  Two ladies dancing, a mirror image on
    ice.
8.  a brain, skull, small animal skull
9.  an evil face, something sci-fi
10. Three figures, elflike, dancing around  
    the middle one, who seems important.

Ok, now after reading the answers, I have deduced, rather the Rorschach people have that I am:

paranoid, I have trouble relating to people, I am bi-sexual, I see my father as a giant and have good relations with my mother, I am a mental defective and have poor social development.

A perfect start to this below zero day.
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Actually, though, I would like to take the test again with the colors that are described as to what we should actually be seeing.  I have an idea that the colored Rorschach blobs would have an entirely different impact on all of our responses.  Being given the description in no way helps - I think the impact would have to be based on the actual colored blob of a picture itself.

Up to finding some colored blobs, Richard?  
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15 posted 01-28-2005 08:11 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

I just gave myself about the same amount of time for each and wrote down whatever I thought of. I'd be interested in seeing it colored, though. Apparently I'm a bit sick and psycho. Luckily, this comes as no surprise!

1. A fox’s head’s skin torn off and pasted on paper. A gun on both the top outer corners.

2. An old, sad, sad, man with his hands over his face, crying.

3. A human skull with the arm bones making an incomplete X at the bottom of the page because it cuts off. A bow. Two ducks talking. Masks hanging from the top on both sides.

4. Polar bear hide, like the (fake) one I had when I was a kid that I slept on every night. (Erm, considering what this one is supposed to be for… Let’s pretend I did not just say that.)

5. A very friendly and welcoming, feathery, bat.

6. Aww poor kitty. And it has no tail. And something else I won’t say.

7. Peter Pan on the right and one of the pranksters from peter pan on the left. A cauldron sitting on a fire in the center.

8. Won’t say. And a bear climbing a mountain on either side.

9. Stitch, from lilo and stitch, flattened with his claws in. A crying baby with his hands and feet in the air.

10. A big giant crawdad man, walking upright and staring at me. He’s old and mean.
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16 posted 01-28-2005 08:38 PM       View Profile for Susan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan

Hehe - guess I'll have to skip the patty-cake reference for #2

#1 - wolf or the merging of two continents
#2 - japanese kabuki dancers
#3 - Mary Jane's bad hair day
#4 - Glancing upwards at a naked male giant
#5 - Bat woman in a tizzy
#6 - flat cat on pavement
#7 - tea for two - siamese twins
#8 - earth's land masses melting, or
     anatomy pressed between two glass slides
#9 - Killer alien teddy bear
#10 - a Mess

this was fun

Susan

If I wander far enough, long enough, will I finally know . . .

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17 posted 01-28-2005 10:20 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Omg...y'mean the giant was my father, and that third leg? *wince*

If I wasn't totally screwed up before, I am now.
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18 posted 01-28-2005 10:29 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

I know what you mean.


It just isn't right....
Bleh.
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19 posted 01-28-2005 11:19 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Dontcha just have to laugh at any test that considers genitalia imagery as "naughty" or that if it looks like as monster (if it does) it means you are sick? LOL, the real sickos, as I said before, are the ones who designed this bizarre test, who made the blots into something far beyond...well, ink blots. OCCASIONALLY I saw a penis or vagina shape, but no where near as often as I think they wanted me to. Hmmm, am I....well, just not as imaginative? And this, in spite of seeing 'phallic' purple decorative wine decanters come into the store yesterday. *sigh* mostly, the blots just looked like the spilled ink messes I made while attempting ink art and calligraphy.
Blowing (hehe) the whistle (hehe again)on this stupid test is a great idea.
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20 posted 01-29-2005 01:44 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Okay this was a little strange but it was interesting.

Plate 1
Goat head

Plate 2
two ghosts playing patty-cake or the head of a very large distressed obese cat.

Plate 3
2 people sitting on sticks by a fire pit.

Plate 4
Sasquatch with an extremely large penis.

Plate 5
A butterfly

Plate 6
2 squished cats

Plate 7
2 bunnies on a seesaw

Plate 8
Buffalo jumping over stream (sideview) or the head of a large breed puppy

Plate 9
Very corpulent chef

Plate 10
Crabs, wishbone, cow skull, 2 birds


Wonder what it all means....
Sunshine
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21 posted 01-29-2005 08:36 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

And you thought no one would
come and play, Richard...LOL...
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1
outline of a  goat's head or an animal mask


2
2 people arguing, fighting, spitting at one another
an owl's sad face


3
2 chickens dancing
insides of a human, skeletal bones, xray
crab


4
a monster dragging his tail or?


5
moth or butterfly
bat


6
animal skin rug
wire haired man wearing oversized clothes


7
birds perched to fly off of a rock


8
a kid making a face or crying
2 bears  climbing an evergreen tree


9
gremlin


10

crab or lobster/sea creature
 
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